A rich resource for research, or a place to borrow the latest novel

The Morrab Library. Photo by Glyn Richards.The Morrab Library is an independent library established in 1818, housed in a Victorian mansion in the beautiful Morrab Gardens in Penzance, Cornwall. We hold over 55,000 books on floor-to-ceiling shelves as well as archives and a rich photographic collection.

We are currently commissioning our new extension bringing us much-needed extra storage space as well as a new home for our photographic archive.

We are open Tuesday - Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-1pm.

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World War One Exhibition, 16th – 27th September

To commemorate the beginning of the Great War in 1914, the Photographic Archive will hold an exhibition of photographs, memorabilia and examples of the written word.

Entry will be free to both members and non-members; donations to library funds will, of course, be gratefully accepted. The exhibition is to be staged in the Reading Room and also the Art Room in the new extension.

Visitors will be able to view the exhibition during normal library opening hours which are: Tuesday to Friday from 10.00am until 4.00pm and Saturday from 10.00am until 1.00pm.

poppy-field (poster copy)